South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event

Event Date & Time

March 8, 2023 at 5:30-7:00pm


UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium (7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229)

Event Details:

Hear the latest groundbreaking research taking place around the world directly from the experts leading the discoveries!

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio presents the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference Public Event for members of the community to learn about new therapies and exciting research advancements in Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment.

Featuring a panel discussion on "Challenges and new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat dementia" moderated by Bonnie Petrie from Texas Public Radio.

Have questions for the experts? Submit your question for the experts to answer and discuss.

After the discussion, meet the experts and learn about the exciting research taking place at the Biggs Institute and be connected to innovative clinical trials, resources and more!



Schedule of Events

5:30pm | Welcome

Honoring David Irwin, MD, University of Pennsylvania, who gave the Inaugural Dr. George D. Case Memorial Lecture on Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Panel discussion on "Challenges and new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat dementia"

6:30pm | Meet the experts and resource fair


Parking is free for all attendees of this event.

Simply, arrive to our UT Health San Antonio Long (Main) Campus (7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229), inform the parking attendants you are here for the Alzheimer's Conference and they will direct you to the reserved parking spots for this event.

You may park in any available parking spots that do not say reserved. If you park in Lot 11, a shuttle will pick you up and drop you off by the event venue (the Holly Auditorium). A return shuttle will take you back to Lot 11 after the event at 7:00pm.


Registration for this event has closed. The event will be recorded and placed on the Biggs website on our Dialogue on Dementia webpage by March 28, 2023.


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About the Speaker(s)

Maria Carrillo, PhD

Chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association




Headshot_Hector_GonzalezHector M. González, PhD

Professor of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and principal investigator of the Study of Latinos-Investigation of Neurocognitive Aging (SOL-INCA), which is the largest study of Latino cognitive aging, impairment and disorders among diverse Latinos.



Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

Associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Perelman School of Medicine and co-director of the Institute of Aging at the University of Pennsylvania




Katya Rascovsky, PhD

Assistant professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania





Monica Rosselli, PhD

Professor and associate chair of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University





Agustín Ruiz Laza, MD, PhD

Chief scientific officer of Fundació ACE in Barcelona, Spain, co-principal investigator of the Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED) at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in the Ministry of Health in Madrid, Spain and visiting professor at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative disorders at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio inTexas



Donna M. Wilcock, PhD

Assistant dean of Biomedicine and Associate director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky